A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to by Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora

By Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora

This is the 1st encyclopedic consultant to the background of kin among Jews and Muslims around the globe from the beginning of Islam to at the present time. Richly illustrated and fantastically produced, the e-book good points greater than one hundred fifty authoritative and obtainable articles through a world staff of top specialists in background, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. prepared thematically and chronologically, this fundamental reference offers serious proof and balanced context for larger ancient figuring out and a extra educated discussion among Jews and Muslims.

Part I covers the medieval interval; half II, the early smooth interval in the course of the 19th century, within the Ottoman Empire, Africa, Asia, and Europe; half III, the 20th century, together with the exile of Jews from the Muslim global, Jews and Muslims in Israel, and Jewish-Muslim politics; and half IV, intersections among Jewish and Muslim origins, philosophy, scholarship, artwork, ritual, and ideology. the most articles tackle significant themes similar to the Jews of Arabia on the beginning of Islam; distinct profiles disguise very important members and locations; and excerpts from fundamental resources offer modern perspectives on old events.

Contributors contain Mark R. Cohen, Alain Dieckhoff, Michael Laskier, Vera Moreen, Gordon D. Newby, Marina Rustow, Daniel Schroeter, Kirsten Schulze, Mark Tessler, John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and lots of more.

  • Covers the background of kin among Jews and Muslims worldwide from the beginning of Islam to today
  • Written through a global workforce of best scholars
  • Features in-depth articles on social, political, and cultural history
  • Includes profiles of significant humans (Eliyahu Capsali, Joseph Nasi, Mohammed V, Martin Buber, Anwar Sadat and Menachem commence, Edward stated, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and areas (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad)
  • Presents passages from crucial files of every old interval, reminiscent of the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts
  • Richly illustrated with greater than 250 photos, together with maps and colour photographs
  • Includes vast cross-references, bibliographies, and an index

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This sociability constituted an essential ingredient in the cultural interchange between Jews and Arabs in the high Middle Ages. For all these reasons, the Jews of Islam had substantial confidence in the dhimma system. If they kept a low profile and paid their annual poll tax, they could expect to be protected and to be free from economic discrimination—not to be forcefully converted to Islam, massacred, or expelled. To be sure, the system occasionally broke down. A ruler, goaded by pious Islamic clerics, might crack down on the dhimmīs for ignoring the regulations of the Pact of ‘Umar.

See Qur’an 3:79, 5:44, and 5:63. 20. Baba Batra 48b, 75a, and Kiddushin 33b. 21. For a fuller discussion of this with source references, see Newby, A History of the Jews of Arabia, 58–74. 22. Abraham Geiger, Was hat Mohammed aus dem Judenthume Aufgenommen? (Bonn, 1833; 2nd rev. , Leipzig: Kaufmann, 1902). 23. Some scholars have looked at Islamic materials as a source for “lost” midrashim. For examples of this and a discussion of the relationship between the Qur’anic figures and Jewish sources, see Gordon D.

23 From the Muslim perspective, the “biblical” figures in the Qur’an come from a heavenly archetype (Umm al-Kitab, “the Mother of the Book”) from which extracts were sent by God through prophets to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, the People of Scripture (Ahl al-Kitab). One view of Muhammad’s relations with the Jews of Northern Arabia is that he “accommodated” the Jews in hopes that he would convert them, but when they resisted, he reshaped his message to be more anti-Jewish and focused his mission on the non-Jewish Arabs.

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